The Hot Pink Pen’s Guide to Films With Women Writers or Directors
Brooklyn-based film critic Jan Lisa Huttner (also known as “The Hot Pink Pen”) co-founded Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day with WomenArts Executive Director Martha Richards.
Here are the ways to read Jan Lisa Huttner’s reviews:
- Huttner now manages a team of women who publish reviews of films by women. You can read their reviews at The Hot Pink Pen website>>
- Browse her archives on the WomenArts website by clicking on any film title in the list in the right margin of this page.
- Purchase Jan’s book, Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers (2002-2011), a collection of reviews (many of which were originally posted by WomenArts) along with historical articles providing background on WITASWAN/SWAN Day, from Amazon in paperback and for Kindle readers.
About Jan Lisa Huttner, The Hot Pink Pen
After 35 years in Chicago, Jan Lisa Huttner relocated to Brooklyn where she continues to advocate for women directors and screenwriters battling the “Celluloid Ceiling.”
Huttner is the Managing Editor of Films for Two: The Online Guide for Busy Couples (www.films42.com), the creative force behind WITASWAN (“Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now”), and co-founder (with Martha Richards of WomenArts) of International SWAN Day.
The Illinois Division of AAUW (the American Association of University Women) named Huttner its “Agent of Change” for 2012. She has also received three “Silver Feather” awards for superior achievement from the Illinois Woman’s Press Association in 2005, 2006 and 2010, as well as two certificates from the National Federation of Press Women (IWPA’s parent) for online news posts and website development. Huttner is a member of WFCC (the Women Film Critics Circle) and NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television).
Huttner’s book, Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers (2002-2011), a collection of reviews (many of which were originally posted by WomenArts) along with historical articles providing background on WITASWAN/SWAN Day, is available from Amazon in paperback and for Kindle readers.
Other Reviewers & Resources
WomenArts has created a page with links to other websites with helpful information about women in film at: Websites About Women in Film